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Abducted at Birth… Alive and Well 18 Years Later

The search for missing children isn’t always hopeless. Jess Kimball, an investigative journalist for Taboo Magazine, is well aware of that. She’s been searching for her kidnapped son, Peter, for years now. She lives every day with the belief that hope is the best approach. The real-life mother of a baby girl named Kamiyah Mobley can […]

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Investigation

Missing Children: What Are The Possibilities??

When you have eliminated the impossible, then whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth. —Sherlock Holmes Sherlock Holmes is one helluva detective, so I give a healthy dose of respect to his philosophies. I’m guessing you do, too. In many ways, Jess Kimball channels Sherlock in her desperate hunt for her kidnapped son. Peter was kidnapped […]

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Hollaback Safety App

Saturday Special: 5 More Safety Apps

First of all, thank you to all those who entered the #XmasAudio audiobook giveaway here on the blog Tuesday. We sent an email to the winner, so be sure and check your inbox — and your spam box— sometimes cyber gremlins get ahold of things they shouldn’t! If you didn’t enter the giveaway, maybe you’ve […]

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FBI Child ID App

An App That Could Save A Child’s Life

Investigative Journalist Jess Kimball’s son was kidnapped ten years ago when he was a toddler. Finding him is her personal obsession, beginning in Fatal Enemy and continuing throughout my two upcoming new releases in the Jess Kimball Thriller Series — Fatal Demand and Fatal Enemy. What kind of resources does Jess Kimball have to help […]

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Want some cake with that wine?

Funny story. So, we talked this week about what Otto and Gaspar would travel with if they had the luxury of using travel gadgets, right? When I was researching travel gadgets, I found lots of devices for taking wine on-the-go. Apparently there’s a high demand for wine among travelers! Then, this showed up as a “Suggested Item” […]

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False Truth

How To Escape Duct Tape Handcuffs

We’ve talked some here on my blog (here and here) about the very real dangers of being kidnapped. Abducted. Held for ransom. Something along those lines happens to Jordan Fox in the False Truth Mystery Serial. In the process, Jordan’s wrists are duct taped together in front of her. Jack Reacher’s Rules teaches us that “The width of […]

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Haiti Mountains

Can Jordan Out-Fox Haitian Kidnappers?

Jordan Fox, 22-year-old television rookie reporter, arrives in Haiti on assignment in my new release False Truth 5: A Jordan Fox Mystery. In Haiti, Jordan learns, life is cheap and crime is rampant. Which means the assignment is dangerously scary. Haiti still has one of the highest rates of kidnapping for ransom in the world. On […]

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Saturday Special: Fascinated or Frightened?

Over on my blog this week, we explored a couple of fascinating and frightening topics. 1) The idea of creating a database of faces that can be analyzed by technology is both fascinating and frightening. If a machine could scan your face to reveal your identity, banking passwords, and personal information, would you be mostly […]

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Captain Phillips Rescue

3 Terrifying Kidnapping-For-Ransom Cases

We thriller authors engage in fascinating research before creating our exciting plots. Our research helps us craft stories we hope you’ll find thrilling when you read them. For example, while writing my most recent book, significant research time focused on the terrifying practice of kidnapping for ransom. (Want to know why? Check out my contribution to the […]

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